About this project
All previous expansions have been included in this Second Edition!
Darkest Night: Second Edition is a fully cooperative board game for up to five players. Set in a broken kingdom under a Necromancer's shadow, each player takes on the role of one of the kingdom's last defending heroes.
Searching the kingdom provides new powers and equipment to strengthen you and your party. You can also acquire additional abilities that can help you elude the Necromancer's forces, accelerate your searches for items and artifacts, and more.
As the Necromancer gains power, more and more ravenous undead infest the land, eventually invading the hallowed sanctuary of the Monastery. And if the Monastery falls, the Necromancer wins and the kingdom is swallowed in darkness!
- 1-5 co-op and solitaire gameplay.
- Choose from 29 heroes, each with unique abilities.
- Find artifacts, items, and relics to empower your party.
- Confront the undead as the Necromancer builds his power.
- Bonus 33mm Necromancer mini, exclusive to this print run!
Also available for purchase is the Darkest Night Miniatures Set, with 30 unique minis, bringing a new level of immersion to your game.
29 Heroes To Combat The Necromancer
Want to read the rules? You can take a look at the Darkest Night: Second Edition Rulebook here!
NOTE: This is a beta version of the book. The rules themselves are final, but we are wrapping up layout and final corrections.
Watch this introductory video from Doug Herring!
And check out Markus Weihrauch's playthrough of the new 2-hero variant on jPlay!
This Darkest Night: Second Edition includes the original launch's Darkest Night: Second Edition PLUS both Storm on the Horizon and Secrets of the Past PLUS 40 new cards.
Darkest Night: Second Edition will be receiving substantial component upgrades:
- Counters will be die-cut from high quality compressed cardboard.
- The cards will be printed on cored paper with a linen finish to them.
- The game will come in a telescoping box.
- A Compendium booklet expands on how various hero power combinations effect gameplay.
- The game board will be larger and mounted to cardboard.
- Kickstarter campaign exclusive Necromancer mini.
- New artwork designs have been done for all components of the game.
There are also 40 new cards that feature new content that are not in the first edition of the game.
- 10 New Artifact Cards
- 10 New Darkness Cards
- 10 New Mystery Cards
- 10 New Quest Cards
- Plus unlocked stretch goals
Variant rules for playing with 2 or 3 heroes have also been added.
There is now a customizable map deck! You can choose from 6 different setups with different combinations of blights, or mix everything together for maximum variety (making 7 options total including "everything"). The distribution of search results has also been tweaked from first edition; for example, the Mountains now contains more artifacts and forgotten shrines.
The heroes and Necromancer from Darkest Night: Second Edition are available as an add-on for the Kickstarter. See all 30 unique miniatures in detail in the images below!
The Hero miniatures are 28MM and the Necromancer miniature is 33MM
Jeff McAleer of The Gaming Gang gives you a "first look" at the game!
Nick Meenachan also shows off the game components on Board Game Brawl!
Unlocked stretch goals will be included in all final retail copies of this print run of Darkest Night: Second Edition (excluding the designer commentary).
For everyone who has pledged for Darkest Night: Second Edition, additional copies of the game and Miniatures Set are available as add-ons! Simply follow these instructions:
1) Press the Manage Your Pledge button above. If you have not pledged yet, it will say Back This Project.
2) Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total amount for the add-on. You must pledge to one of the tiers to receive add-ons. Here are the amounts to add to your pledge:
Shipping for each add-on will be charged through Pledge Manager. See the Shipping section for more information (The estimated shipping cost of one Nemo's War game is the same as one Darkest Night game. Nemo's add-on can only be added on to reward tiers including Darkest Night: Second Edition or Miniatures Set).
3) Save the pledge amount. Do not change the tier you originally pledged at.
4) After the Kickstarter is successfully funded, we will be sending out a survey to confirm your pledge. In that survey, make sure to specify which add-ons you added to your pledge. In addition, you can send us a message to confirm your add-ons.
Darkest Night has been a major part of who we are and is one of our fan-favorite titles. After going through the out-of-house process with a few of our titles, we felt that it was time to give Darkest Night the Victory Point Games Premier Line treatment.
This is where Kickstarter comes in. Funds from backers will be going toward raising enough financial capital to fund a print run with our overseas printer. Funding over the initial amount will go into stretch goals to add to the game.
This game has been, and will continue to be, a long and adventurous road for The Little Game Company, and we are ecstatic that you are here to join us!
We've also made a set of KS avatar images for Darkest Night fans! Download them here or click the image below and show off your favorite hero on your profile!
Due to the fluctuation of shipping costs, we will be charging for shipping through Pledge Manager once Darkest Night: Second Edition is ready to ship. In previous Kickstarters, we charged for shipping in the campaigns, but by the time the games were ready to ship, the shipping prices had risen dramatically from what we originally charged and ended up hurting us financially. Using this method, we can charge an accurate amount for shipping.
Here are the estimated shipping rates for Darkest Night: Second Edition. Please note that these are subject to change as the cost of shipping fluctuates. As the cost of shipping changes with the market, we will do what we can to keep this information up to date. We will also be doing everything in our power to get you the best shipping rate possible.
Why is shipping so much?
There have been a number of people expressing concern about shipping domestic and overseas. We are working with a new distributor that has better rates and will be continuing to research to make sure we have the best rates possible when the game ships.
That being said, a substantial shipping rate is inherent when shipping a game this large. A copy of the game with a Miniatures Set is approximately 4 kg (more with shipping materials included) or over 9 lbs!
To offset the shipping amount, we're giving Kickstarter backers a deep discount off the projected MSRP of the game. We've also arranged a 3-game group reward tier so that you can get even more of a discount by pledging with friends.
While we would love to offer our games to Russia and Brazil, the shipping and loss rates are just too high. If you are in Russia or Brazil and are very interested in Darkest Night: Second Edition, please send us a message through Kickstarter. We will be looking in to what we can do to support you.
Anyone who would like to place a bulk order, such as retailers or distributors, should contact us directly at distribution[at]victorypointgames[dot]com or through Kickstarter, and we will be happy to work with you to get you set up with whatever you need.
If it wasn't for the following people, Darkest Night: Second Edition wouldn't be where it is today. THANK YOU!
A very special thanks to all of our fans from the first launch of the game for helping us go in the right direction for this Kickstarter campaign!
James Morford (www.fuzionart.com) - 3D scene creation and animation.
Elizabeth Logun - The voice of Darkest Night: Second Edition.
Ben Bellot for all of your support.
Doug Herring for his great playthrough videos of Darkest Night: Second Edition! (See his YouTube page here!)
Markus Weihrauch for his great playthrough videos of Darkest Night: Second Edition on his channel jPlay! (See his YouTube page here!)
Risks and challenges
Due to the nature of out-of-house printing, it can be difficult to pinpoint a time when a finished project will be printed and delivered to you. Between file submissions and corrections, physical proof edits, miniature molds, to shipping from the printer to fulfillment (the list goes on), there are plenty of possibilities that could arise to delay our initial delivery date estimate.
We have learned quite a bit from our previous Kickstarters, which should keep delays to a minimum.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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